Friday, March 27, 2015

7 Foods & Herbs to Fight the Common Cold

From NaturalSociety.com

While some people only experience the sniffles during the cold season of sickness, most individuals will undoubtedly battle a nasty cold or even the flu.

And while we’re conditioned to praise vaccines and pharmacy solutions to survive, you really don’t have to load up on over-the-counter medications to feel better.

There are plenty of foods and herbs that can reduce the severity of your symptoms and even help you get over the cold more quickly.  Read the entire article.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Amazing Resident Within Us

by Andrew Wommack

John 18:20 "Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing."

The truths of God are hidden for His children, not from them. The Holy Spirit has been instructed to teach us all things (Jn. 14:26) and has given us an unction so that we will know all things (1 Jn. 2:20). We only have to appropriate what is ours.

What God desires His New Testament saints to know, that the Old Testament saints could not know, is "Christ in you the hope of glory."

The coming of the Messiah was predicted in the Old Testament, but the idea that He would actually dwell in us was beyond anyone's imagination. 

However, the New Testament is clear that Christ, by the Holy Spirit, takes up permanent residence in all believers. This is a wonderful truth that some fail to fully appreciate. Solomon said at the dedication of the temple, "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?"  (I Kings 8:27)


We could say, "How much less this physical body?" This is truly amazing!

The Lord's commitment to dwell in us and never leave us or forsake us (Heb. 13:5), must be taken as an indication of His great love for us. If we continually thought upon this, with all its implications, how could we ever be lonely or discouraged? We couldn't! Depression and self-pity would cease!

Why would it matter what others thought of us if we truly understood how much Jesus thought of us?

Our attitudes and fears reveal that this revelation of "Christ in us" is not a well established revelation in most Christians. However, this verse makes it clear that our Father wants to make "the riches of the glory of this mystery" (Col. 1:27) known unto us. We should all be seeking a greater revelation of this truth.

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5 Foods NOT to Eat While Sick

From Natural Society

It’s that time of year, where we start passing around colds like we pass around the holiday dishes. While there are numerous sources out there for natural cold remedies (garlic, ginger, hydration, etc.), it’s also good to know which foods to avoid while sick or battling a cold.

By eliminating these foods, while hopefully consuming immune-boosting foods, you can recover more quickly and reduce the severity of your symptoms. Read the entire article.


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Your Cat May Be Smarter Than You Think

 by Dr. Jane Bicks

If you count a cat among your closest friends, you have some idea of just how intelligent they are. But it’s a unique sort of smarts. Unlike dogs, who are generally keen to please their people, cats are more strategic thinkers.

In this post from Dr. Jane, our good doctor examines the reasons, and expressions, of feline cleverness. Plus, there are loads of great references if you’d like to learn more! Don’t wait another moment … Read this Dr. Jane post now. 

Butterflies in Wildlife Habitat

Butterfly Identification in a Wildlife Habitat
by Pat Sutton, Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens

Photo Credit:  Donna L. Watkins
Design and plant a butterfly garden and they will come. Planting native plants is key, since most of our butterflies (and moths) lay their eggs on native plants to create the next generation.

Almost immediately butterflies will respond and visit your garden. Some will settle down, find a mate, lay eggs, and you may enjoy multiple generations throughout the warm months.

Our 37-year old, one-half acre wildlife habitat in Cape May County, New Jersey, has attracted 78 species of butterflies. You will want to budget in time to “play” in your garden getting to know and understand your guests.  Read the entire article.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Belief in God = Better Health

 
It Doesn't Matter Where You Live, 
If You Believe in God You Will Be Healthier

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf


Over the last few years research has been showing that a belief in a loving and benevolent God has many health benefits. A large proportion of these studies have been done in the USA but now in a large Norwegian longitudinal health study called HUNT, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) were able to find a clear relationship between time spent in church and lower blood pressure in both women and men.

It was initially thought that the large cultural and religious differences between the US and Norway would make it difficult to apply findings from the US to Norway. However, despite these differences, and the fact that only 4% of Norwegians (as opposed to the 40% of Americans) go to church on a weekly basis, the findings of the health benefits of believing in God were almost identical: those who were religiously active were healthier than those who were not religiously active!  Click here for related article

Other research shows that those who attend church were 30% less likely to suffer depression and those who believe God have a sense of purpose and are 70% less likely to be depressed.  Click here for related article

For many, religious activity changes between childhood and adulthood, and a new study finds this could affect one’s mental health. According to Temple University’s Joanna Maselko, Sc.D., women who had stopped being religiously active were more than three times more likely to have suffered generalized anxiety and alcohol abuse/dependence than women who reported always having been active religiously.  Click here for related article

Now a new national study by two Brigham Young University sociologists finds that religious involvement makes teens half as likely to use marijuana. The research showed the protective effect of church and the influence of parents.  Click here for related article

Missouri University health psychology researchers have found that religious and spiritual support improves health outcomes for both men and women who face chronic health conditions. The research showed that both genders may increase their reliance on spiritual and religious resources as they face increased illness or disability.  Click here for related article

Research also shows that religion and spirituality are linked to positive physical and mental health; however, most studies have focused on people with life threatening diseases. A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that religion helps many individuals with disabilities by enabling them to adjust to their impairments and can give a new meaning to their lives.  Click here for related article

More than 20 percent of atheist scientists are spiritual, according to new research from Rice University. Though the general public marries spirituality and religion, the study found that spirituality is a separate idea — one that more closely aligns with scientific discovery — for “spiritual atheist” scientists.  Click here for related article

A dose of God will help medicine. Research shows that many patients do not feel the medical system adequately meets their spiritual needs,” said Cadge. “By shedding light on how religion and spirituality connect to the practice of medicine, this study is a first step toward addressing such needs of patients and their families during a profoundly threatening chapter of life.  Click here for related article

More than half of physicians believe that religion and spirituality have a significant influence on patients’ health, according to a report in the April 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Physicians who are most religious are more likely to interpret the influence of religion and spirituality in positive ways.  Click here for related article

In times of economic distress and plenty, ninety percent of Americans pray, more than half of us once a day or more. We pray for big things—to stay healthy, to keep our jobs, and to strengthen our relationships. And we pray for small things—to find parking spaces and missing items. Some of us are sure God exists and others pray simply to cover the bases.  Click here for related article

These are just a few of the studies showing that no matter who we are, what is happening or where we are…we NEED to believe!

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10 Ways to Reduce Radiation from Cell Phone Use

The world loves its cell phones – so much so that there are more cell phones on this planet than people!

Cell phones emit radio-frequency energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation. Our bodies absorb this radiation and have a difficult time processing it – leading to numerous bodily complications.

One study found that 10 years of cellphone use resulted in an average 290% increased risk of brain tumor development. Interestingly, the tumor development was found on the side of the head in which the cellphone was most used.  Get some tips on reducing the radiation:  10 Ways to Reduce Radiation from Cell Phone Use

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